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BBH, YHA, BASE or NOMADS: What is the Best Hostel Network?

hostels networks in New Zealand comparison. With 500+ hostels all around the […]

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What Visa Do You Need to WWOOF in New Zealand

The laws behind working for accommodation in New Zealand Working for accommodation […]

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What is the Best Type of Vehicle to Rent in New Zealand?

Should you rent a car or campervan or something else? It is […]

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10 Things We Love About Renting a Car in New Zealand

Why renting a car in New Zealand is freaking awesome! Every trip […]

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How to Transfer Money to Your New Zealand Bank Account

Transferring money from overseas to a New Zealand bank account. The trip […]

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8 Reasons to Choose a Prepay Phone Plan in New Zealand

The best phone plan for a gap year in New Zealand When […]

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What are the Best Phone Networks in New Zealand

Select the best phone network for your New Zealand gap year If […]

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Cellphone Networks in New Zealand

What are your mobile phone Network options in New Zealand? Staying connected […]

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What is the Difference Between a Campsite and a Holiday Park?

Campsites and holiday parks: What’s the difference? It’s an innocent question. We’re […]

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10 Tips to Make the Most of Airbnb in New Zealand

Find accommodation with Airbnb in New Zealand. Airbnb has redefined the “stay […]

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Where to Buy a Backpacker Vehicle in New Zealand

Get your road trip started! You all know the score: if you […]

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Contiki Vs. G Adventures: Comparison for New Zealand

What’s the difference between Contiki and G Adventures? Contiki and G Adventures: […]

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30 Tips for Backpacking in New Zealand

Everything You need to know about Backpacking in New Zealand … New Zealand […]

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How to Sell Your Car in New Zealand

What to do when you sell your car. Selling your road trip […]

What are Your Consumer Rights in New Zealand?

We all buy stuff. Despite trying to avoid it because we are […]

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Accommodation Guide to Holiday Parks in New Zealand

What are the accommodation and facilities like in holiday parks? Some of […]

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How to Create a WWOOF Profile That Hosts Can’t Refuse!

How to write a WWOOF Profile. Living the Kiwi lifestyle, while saving […]

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How to Get an IRD Number for Backpackers

Tips for applying for an IRD Number in New Zealand. Before you […]

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What You Need to Know About Recruitment Agencies in New Zealand

Find a job with a recruitment agency! Signing up to a New […]

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How to Nail a Job Interview in New Zealand

The final step to getting a job! This is the most nerve-wracking […]

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How to Quickly Find a Job in New Zealand

Quick methods of finding a job in New Zealand. Jobs are pretty […]

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How to Create a New Zealand CV

write a wicked CV for New Zealand! In New Zealand, we call that […]

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Working a Fruit Picking Job in New Zealand

What is it like to do a fruit picking job in New […]

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21 Travel Gadgets for Your Gap Year in New Zealand

All those clever little things… You probably won’t know you need half […]

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5 Reasons to Be Open Minded When Choosing a Job in New Zealand

Be open minded to make your job search quick and painless! Want […]

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9 Ways to Meet People When Travelling Alone in New Zealand

How to meet people when travelling! “Just because you are travelling alone […]

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The Best (and Worst) Seafood to Eat When in New Zealand

Make good choices! Getting some classic New Zealand  fish and chips and […]

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5 Ways to Find a Car for Sale in New Zealand

Where to find a car to buy for your backpacker road trip! So, […]

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How to Check if Your Car is Safe For a Road Trip

check your car or campervan! It’s not unusual for the paranoia to […]

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How to Open a New Zealand Bank Account

Opening a New Zealand bank account. For many backpackers and working holidaymakers, […]

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How to Photograph Aurora Australis (The Southern Lights)

capture the perfect photograph of the Auroras! Seeing the Aurora Australis is so […]

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11 Life Hacks to Make Travelling in New Zealand So Much Easier

All those little life hacks for travelling New Zealand. Our favourite type of […]

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A Day in the Life of a Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Passenger

What it is like to travel with Stray and Kiwi Experience. Hop-on hop-off: it […]

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12 Tips to Get Along With Your Flatmates

A happy house is a happy home. Ah, the flatshare experience. How […]

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6 Resources to Find a Room to Rent in New Zealand

How to find a room to rent in New Zealand. It’s all […]

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What is ACC and Employee Accident Cover?

Cover for Accidental injury costs in New Zealand. Accidents happen and sometimes […]

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New Zealand Gap Year: Use a Working Holiday Program or Do It Yourself?

DO you need a support service for your working holiday? So you […]

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What is the Cost of Backpacking in New Zealand?

All those expenses to consider for your big trip. We all need […]

Flight to New Zealand: Return Vs. Open Return Vs. One Way

Book your flight to NEw Zealand the smart way! This is where […]

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10 Ways to Not Look Like a Tourist in New Zealand

Put the selfie stick away! Kiwi are a fascinating species in New Zealand […]

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The Card Game Every Backpacker Should Play in Their Hostel

Yaniv! We think we’ve found it: the ultimate icebreaker card game for when you […]

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How to Choose a Good Pair of Hiking Boots

A backpacking essential! Hiking: there’s a lot of that to do in […]

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10 Reasons to Travel Alone in New Zealand

Travel solo like the brave so-and-so you are! If the only thing that […]

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28 Travel Gifts for Any Backpacker

The perfect gift for a Gap Year! What do you get for the […]

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Safety Tips Before Moving into a Flat or House in New Zealand

What to be aware of when searching for a room to rent. […]

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The Paperwork Process of Renting or Flatting in New Zealand

The necessities of renting! So, you’ve found a sweet little flat to […]

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11 Golden Rules of Camping in New Zealand

Be kind when you camp. Going camping in New Zealand? Lucky you! There’s […]

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TV Channels in New Zealand

What’s on the box? You didn’t come all the way to New […]

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7 Ways to Get Rid of Your Excess Luggage Before You Leave New Zealand

What to do with all your extra stuff?! It’s hard to leave […]

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What Are Your Rights as a Tenant or Flatmate in New Zealand

Know your rights as a renter in NEw Zealand! There comes a […]

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Why Every Backpacker in New Zealand Should Cook With Kumara

Sweet as Sweet potatoes! New Zealanders love their sweet potatoes, or as […]

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What to Pack for a Gap Year in New Zealand: Predeparture Checklist

The packing mission. The working holiday/gap year/backpacking mission: pack a year’s worth […]

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16 Airport Hacks That Will Change The Way You Travel Forever

Airport: nailed it! Following our popular 18 Backpacker Hacks that Everyone Should […]

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Sending Mail Overseas from New Zealand

Sending parcels home from your awesome gap year. So it is Christmas-time […]

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How to Use a Gap Year as Valuable Experience on Your CV / Resume

Work and travel: your Cv’s new best friend. You’ve lived your life […]

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Health Tips For Travelling in New Zealand

Tips for the health-conscious traveller. Don’t let something silly like “poor health” […]

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How to Look After Your Snow Sports Gear

Maintain your ski and snowboard gear. You’re all kitted out with some […]

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What is your tax code?

Paying the correct amount of tax in New Zealand. Talking about tax […]

How to Get an ID Card in New Zealand

The Hospitality New Zealand 18+ Card. Do you get an overwhelming feeling of […]

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What a Qualmark Rating Means

New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality. On accommodation, transport, activities and […]

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8 Fun Ways to Document Your Travels in New Zealand

How will you remember your gap year? Prepare for the busiest trip […]

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Tipping in New Zealand

Should you tip people or expect tips for services in New Zealand? […]

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Self-Contained Campervans in New Zealand

Renting a self-contained campervan. Camp wherever the hell you want in a […]

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Different Types of Campervans in New Zealand

Backpackers on the road. Such variety in a small country makes New […]

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9 Tips to Prepare for a Multi-Day Hike in New Zealand

Prepare for the New Zealand wilderness. True wilderness is only discovered by […]

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Wildlife Encounter in New Zealand

New Zealand’s animals, birds and marine life. Being an isolated country for […]

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7 Ways to Protect New Zealand’s Lakes and Rivers

Keep New Zealand’s lakes and rivers clean. 3,820 lakes are scattered across […]

10 Ways to Protect the Ocean when Backpacking

Simple ways to save the sea. Whether you like dipping into it […]

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Be Green When Backpacking in New Zealand

Eco-friendly travelling! New Zealand is environment-conscious. As a nuclear-free country, New Zealand […]

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Converting Your Driver License into a New Zealand Driver License

Get your New Zealand driver license. To be able to drive on […]

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Outlet Shopping in New Zealand: Grab a Bargain!

Shopping with a backpacker budget. So, you are backpacking around New Zealand or […]

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12 Travel Apps You Need to Have When Backpacking in New Zealand

Solve your problem with an app! Your handiest gadget when travelling abroad […]

How to Drive in New Zealand

Driving rules in New Zealand. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for […]

5 Ways to Save a Kiwi Bird

You can help protect kiwi too! Not only are kiwi birds unique […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step by Step

Road trip Down Under. Lots of backpackers decide to travel by car […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 3: The Paperwork

You’ve looked at it, tried it, now it’s time to sign for […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 2: Test Drive

You’ve looked at it, now it is time to try it! You […]

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Buying a Car in New Zealand Step 1: Car Inspection

Backpacker car and backpacker road trip: it all starts with buying the […]

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Useful Links for a Working Holiday and Backpacking in New Zealand

Websites You need to know about in New Zealand Apart from Backpacker […]

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Tax System in New Zealand: What is GST?

Help New Zealand be awesome by paying everyday tax on goods and […]

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Find a Flat in New Zealand

How to find a house share. Flatting in New Zealand is like […]

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What ID is Valid for Buying Alcohol in New Zealand?

Avoid the unintentional sober nights. 150+ breweries and 700 wineries, alcoholic beverages […]

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Where to Spend New Year’s Eve in New Zealand

Where can backpackers spend NYE in New Zealand? So, you are in […]

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How to get Internet and WiFi in New Zealand

Stay connected in New Zealand. With so much epic scenery, wildlife, and […]

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How to Prepare for a Great Walk in New Zealand

Plan your New Zealand Great Walk. The New Zealand Great Walks are […]

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12 Safe Driving Tips for New Zealand

Driving tips you should know in New Zealand. Hitting the road by […]

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11 Backpacker Tips to Save Money on Food

How to save money on groceries. Compared to some other countries, food […]

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10 Meals Easy to Cook in a Hostel

Don’t be that guy who lives off noodles and toast… Cooking in […]

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How to Choose a Good Backpack

Travel tips 101: Pick the perfect backpack! So, you’ve decided to make […]

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The 12 Worst Travel Advice Ever

Don’t trust anyone! Thinking of travelling to a faraway land with naught but […]

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What Clothes to Pack to Travel in New Zealand

How to dress to backpack around New Zealand. Well, we don’t want to […]

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New Zealand work tax system: work and pay your taxes!

The New Zealand tax system is incredibly easy to understand. While working […]

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18 Backpacker Hacks That Everyone Should Know

Tips and tricks for travelling in New Zealand Here is a collection of […]

14 questions to ask before buying medical travel insurance

Having proper medical and travel insurance is mandatory when holding a working […]

The i-SITE

New Zealand’s visitor information centres. With more than 80 i-SITEs in New Zealand, […]

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Backpack Vs Suitcase: Which should you take to New Zealand

“Backpacking” in New Zealand: it should be obvious from the name, right? […]

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Backpackers’ Food Shopping List: 10 Must Have Food Items

We all know it’s fun to eat but not so much if […]

11 Ways to Save Money and Stretch those Dollars Further

Make the most of this precious gold! With so many fun adrenalin-pumping […]

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11 New Zealand Souvenirs for your Friends and Family

It’s time to redeem yourself! If you’ve left your friends and family […]

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11 Drinks You Have to Try in New Zealand

… Responsibly. The backpacker lifestyle or the ‘holiday’ part of your working […]

10 Fun Gifts to Bring Back from New Zealand

Maybe this list should be renamed “10 Tacky Gifts”… …but we all […]

Ferry Between the North Island and South Island

A ferry ride between Wellington and Picton is the best way to […]

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Fly in New Zealand

Domestic flights are usually a cheap, quick and a convenient way to […]

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Food Shopping in New Zealand

Everyone’s got to eat. When backpacking in New Zealand, it’s cheaper to […]

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Guide to the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand

If you are going to go for a walk for 3-6 days, […]

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How to Live in a Hostel

As a top backpacker destination, New Zealand has a wide choice of […]

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Prepare for a Long Haul Flight

Your travels start with being squashed next to a stranger for several […]

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